Postal Address: 138 Old Cape Road, Knysna, 6571. Western Cape, South
I have been described as an astute, self-motivated and energetic Sales, Business Development or Country Manager with vast international experience in a multi-national environment. A demonstrable success record in delivering profitable results, achieved by utilizing strong leadership and strategic planning skills. A team player, who communicates a vision, empowers others and continually raises the bar for the team and for him, with extensive experience and accomplishments which include:
KNYSNA TERRACE 4* GUESTHOUSE Jun 2011 - Current
Following the closure of our family business, an interim position was offered by a friend which not only offers accommodation, but also something to do. My wife and I are currently managing a 3 star guesthouse in Knysna for a friend. My role entails complete operations including guest relations, marketing, financial control etc.
GOLDEN VALLEY COUNTRY INN Jan 2006 - May 2011
We purchased a small country inn in the Eastern Cape and ran it as a family business. My wife and two eldest children were actively involved whilst the youngest attended school in nearby Somerset East and then NMMU in Port Elizabeth. We managed to increase turnover by 75% in the first year and by a further 30% in year two and three. As we were heavily reliant on contractors working in the area, a combination of the recession, drought and a cessation of projects in the area affected our business severely. We were forced to close our doors at the end of May 2011.
Business consisted of the hotel (14 rooms), a liquor store and convenience
store. I managed all aspects of the business.